Kraken Coffee Avila Beach, SLO

Let me gush to you about one of my favorite coffee on the Central Coast. It’s called Kraken Coffee Co and it’s right on the beach in Avila. It’s two of my favorite things put together: coffee and a view of the ocean. The shop is owned by the same owners of Kreuzberg in downtown SLO which is no surprise, because Kreuzberg is awesome too.

Kraken brews the same kind of coffee as Kreuzberg- which is tasty. There’s free WiFi and an ample number of power outlets. If you don’t want to sit outside on the patio and stare at the ocean because for some reason you have to be productive, the interior includes a spacious upstairs loft with clean and artsy rustic sailor decor to match the ocean view outside the large windows. It’s a great place to study or get some work done, or to meet up with a friend and chat.

I could live here (but unfortunately they won’t let me).

In fact, this shop feels like every local down to earth company in SLO came together to create a space to spend a few hours enjoying time by the water. Kraken also serves Batch ice cream which means some sweet (literally!) affogatos and local Whalebird brand kombucha on tap.


Kraken opened in April of 2017, and is still thriving. The staff are incredibly helpful, offering recommendations and even samples of their drinks. I know I’ll be back to Kraken whenever I visit San Luis Obispo, and I can’t wait to see how much more the shop continue to grow!


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